Lizzie Wilding, VP of Commercial Operations
27th May 2022
To all our friends in the industry, sadly we learned yesterday morning that Lizzie Wilding, VP of Commercial Operations at Dovetail Games, passed away after a brief and valiant battle with colon cancer. Dovetail Games and the industry have lost one of their brightest lights, a fantastic colleague, an amazing mentor, and most importantly a wonderful friend.
Lizzie was a wise, caring, witty, fearless woman who we shall remember with great fondness and love. She was passionate about this industry and it’s people. She was an avid gamer, who always put players first and loved nothing more than making them happy by providing engaging, fun experiences.
She was one of the first to receive the MCV Top 100 Women in Games Awards, however she kept her accolades and achievements quiet, preferring to play the role of the best right-hand person a leader could wish for. Although she shied away from the limelight, she was always there when you needed advice – or just a damned good laugh – and we know that many turned to her as a mentor and guide, particularly on topics related to resilience and ‘topping up the tank’. Her light shone brightly at Dovetail and she leaves a hole not only with us but in the wider industry. She will be greatly missed.
If you have followed her journey via social media over the past few months you will know that she has voiced a wish for everyone with any medical concerns to get looked at as early as possible, however small. Cancer is a cruel illness that doesn't care about your age, fitness level, or lifestyle. We encourage you to make that call.
Our thoughts are with her family, husband Sam, children Zoe, Billy, Lucy, Robert and Jacob as well as her mother, uncle, and grandfather.
Your presence we miss, your memories we treasure – fly high Lizzie.